Spanish Courses

UC offers Spanish Courses for international Exchange students enrolled at UC. Depending on the program, the following is the list of courses available:


Course Number of HoursCreditsCost      N° of Students per course 
LET090P Spanish Intensive course (pre-semester course)  60 Hours  10  USD$ 500 12 Minimum; 18 Max
LET122P Spanish as Foreign language intermediate level B1 Semester course  40 Hours  10  USD$ 500 12 Minimum; 18 Max
LET123P Spanish as Foreign language Upper intermediate level B2 Semester course  40 Hours  10  USD$ 500 12 Minimum; 18 Max
LET124P Spanish as Foreign language Advanced level C1 Semester course  40 Hours  10  USD$ 500 12 Minimum; 18 Max

Intensive Spanish Course

It takes place in February and July only if there is a minimum of 12 students interested in taking the course. It is a three-week long course, it starts during the first or second week of February or July and it is held at Campus San Joaquin.

In case you are already accepted at the Exchange or Study Abroad Program and are interested in taking an intensive Spanish course before the beginning of the semester, please send an email to 

July 2019 Intensive Spanish Course Schedule (only for international students accepted in the exchange program).

  • Beginning:  Wednesday, July 10th 2019
  • End: Thursday, August 1st 2019
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 13:00 pm. 

One-Semester Courses

To take a one-semester Spanish Course, first you need to take a Placement Test to check your actual level of Spanish.

  • First Semester: during the first half of March.
  • Second Semester: during the first half of August.


LET122P Spanish as foreign language Intermediate level B1

LET123P Spanish as foreign language Upper Intermediate level B2

LET124P Spanish as foreign language Advanced level C1 

Customized courses

These types of courses are designed by request of external institutions, both in format and content, and provide the tools required to cover the communicational needs of international students or professionals working in Chile.

The courses can be structured so as to become intensive courses covered in 30 to 40 hours during a period of two weeks or they can be conceived as complementary courses covered in 2 to 3 sessions per week during the entire academic year.

Teachers organize debates and conversation panels with Chilean students as well as other activities that could give the students the chance to interact with the local community, both outside or at the university. Cultural trips are often organized too. These courses can be scheduled any time during the year and their cost is USD 150 per hour (with a maximum of 15 students per class). If you are interested in taking this course, please send an email to